Year of construction 2019

Square feet 1,215

Bedrooms 1

thermal baths 1 full, 1 half

Costs $878 per month

Pets Authorized with restrictions

Taxes To be determined

When the time came for the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal to air its views on a proposal to convert two Suffolk University buildings filled with dorms and classrooms into condos, the plan got its full swing. support: “The project will also entail significant architectural and aesthetic changes. improvements to the character of the surrounding Beacon Hill neighborhood, and the project will remove much [of] the noisy student population surrounding the property.

Les Résidences Archer has 62 condo units.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
Main entrance.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe

The idea is now reality, a 62-unit condo building just steps from the State House (are you listening, powerbrokers?). The unit shown here is on the second floor, a one bedroom space.

Just inside the front door there is a cupboard to the right, and just beyond this is a small hallway which houses two utility rooms: to the right is a wet room with a wall-mounted sink in carved marble, while to the left is a laundry closet with a stacked washer/dryer. The main entrance also leads to an open floor plan encompassing the kitchen, dining room and living room. The floor is a 5 inch split oak.

The focal point of the kitchen is technically an island, but given its size, it looks more like a dining table. It features a quartzite countertop with a waterfall edge and a sink. The island seats four and two glass pendant lights hang overhead.

The counter of the island is in quartzite.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
A hidden storage feature of the lower walnut cabinets.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe

Soft-closing kitchen cabinets are stylish with recessed LED lighting: the lower parts are walnut, the upper parts are white painted oak, and both are in harmony with the natural quartzite countertop and marble tiles backsplash square blanks. The tiles are separated by dark grout, a modern touch. All appliances have stainless steel fronts, except for the refrigerator which is built-in and blends into the cabinetry. The stove is gas.

The dining room, as currently laid out in the storied unit, is occupied by a table for four which also acts as a transition to the living room, which has a set of wide sash windows that provide natural light to a feature. fun in this space: a wet bar. The ceiling height here is nearly 14 feet.

The dining room is open to the kitchen and the living room.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
The living room has a bar with sink.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe

The owner’s suite measures 166 square feet and is perfectly square. It offers a niche for a king-size bed and a window in the upper corner.

The Archer was created by combining two buildings into one modern space. The developer retained the original architectural features of the building, including all window locations, which created over 50 floor plans and ceiling heights ranging from 9 to 16 feet.

The adjoining bathroom has a shower with a rain shower head, clear glass doors and a natural stone tile surround. The floating double vanity is rift oak topped with marble, and the medicine cabinets are oak and semi-recessed.

The bed fits into a niche.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
The owner’s suite bathroom has a shower and a double washbasin.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe

Building amenities include a rooftop deck with gas grills, lounge, gas fireplaces, and views of Beacon Hill and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge. The building also has a dog grooming station, as well as a space not common in condos or in the new apartment buildings that are springing up across the city: a game room. It also offers a lounge with a double-sided glass fireplace and a fitness and wellness area.

The pet spa.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
The fitness center.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
One of the building’s common areas is a conference room.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
Another common area is the games room.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe
This is the residents’ lounge.Staff of Pat Greenhouse/Globe

Owners can rent their units only for long-term leases, a minimum of 12 months. Monthly condo fees include 24-hour concierge service, snow removal and garbage removal, master insurance, water and sewer.

Kevin Caulfield of Caulfield Properties is the listing agent for The Archer Residences.

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